Balunis, Belle M. (Porr), 89, wife of the late, Thomas (1999), on Tuesday, November 06, 2018. Born in Mount Vernon, NY, Mrs. Balunis was a longtime resident of Riverdale. She had been a homemaker and a parishioner of St. Mary’s Church in Pompton Lakes. She is survived by sons, Thomas (wife, Cindy) of Wanaque and Daniel (wife, Allyson) of Franklin, a daughter, Catherine (husband, Charles) of Rochelle Park, eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Along with her husband, she is pre-deceased by her daughter, Sandra Balunis(1991). Visitation, Thursday 5-8 PM. Funeral Service, Friday, 12:30 PM at Richards Funeral Home, Inc., 4 Newark-Pompton Tpke, Riverdale. Interment, Christ The King Cemetery, Franklin Lakes. In lieu of flowers, donations to NJ Veterans Home, 1 Veterans Way, Paramus, NJ 07652 would be appreciated.
Baumohl, Rosemarie (Petronio), 80, of Secaucus, NJ on November 20, 2018. Born in the Bronx, NY, she was the daughter of the late Alessandro and Francesca (Spalice) Petronio and a resident of Lodi, NJ for the past 42 years, moving here from the Belmont Section of the Bronx, NY. Rosemarie was a homemaker and bookkeeper for American Tobacco in New York City and a paste-up artist for local area newspapers. Surviving are a son, Michael of West Milford and a daughter Dawn. Also surviving are 5 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Pre-deceased by her husband, Charles in 1999. Visitation at the Richards Funeral Home, 1440 Union Valley Road, West Milford, NJ 07480 on Sunday, November 25 from 3 to 5 PM. Final disposition will be private.
Csakvary, Kyle G., 27, passed away suddenly on November 3rd, 2018. Kyle had a personality like no other, full of love, laughter and compassion. He was a clown that joked with everyone. Our Family will remember him through his love for the Yankees, New York Giants, and Taco Bell. He did not have a mean bone in his body. We are all heartbroken. He will be missed beyond belief. Kyle is survived by his parents Tim and Dot Csakvary, sisters Stacie and Breanna, grandparents John and Kathleen Beck, Margaret Csakvary, Aunts and Uncles Rich and Laurie Klimek, Mike and Christine Csakvary, Jack Beck, Joe and Benita Csakvary, cousins Richie, Nicole, and Kylie Klimek, Robyn, Mark, Markie, Dylan, Kelsey and Sadie Haubrich, Amanda, Jayden and Bryan Csakvary, Jack and Lauren Beck, Melissa, Tiffany and Joey Csakvary. Rest in the sweetest peace our angel. There will be a celebration of Kyle’s life on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 1:00 PM at West Milford Firehouse Company #2, 2970 Rt. 23 Newfoundland, NJ. Predeceased by his great grandma Edith Masker and grandfather Joseph Csakvary.
Doyle, Marion, most recently a resident of West Milford, entered into rest on November 3, 2018 at Care One in Wayne. She was 86 years old. Marion was pre-deceased by her loving husband Daniel P Doyle, Sr. The daughter of Adolf and Anna Kahn, Marion was born in The Bronx, NY. During her working years, Marion was employed as a Legal Secretary for various law firms in Northern New Jersey. While raising their family, Marion and Dan lived in various towns in Bergen County, including Englewood, Ho-Ho-Kus, Ridgewood, and Franklin Lakes. Marion and Dan were active parishioners at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church (Ridgewood), Our Lady Queen of Peace (West Milford), and at Most Blessed Sacrament (Franklin Lakes) where they were active in the Eucharistic Ministry program. Marion is survived by four children: Dan Jr. of Warwick, NY and his fiancée Maria Buono; Cathleen Quinn of Wantage, NJ and her partner Andrew Bernhardt; Thomas and his wife Jane of Stroudsburg, PA; and Constance Osusky and her husband Alan of Sussex, NJ. She is also survived by grandchildren Patrick and his wife Jessica, Rebecca, Zackary, Faith, Samantha, and great-grand-daughter Hailey Girl; her sister Karen (Grady) and husband Dan of Woodland Park, NJ; her brother Edmund (Kahn) and his wife Kathy of Prescott, AZ, and numerous nieces and nephews. Marion was pre-deceased by her brother Walter of Aptos, Ca. Public visitation will be held on Thursday, November 8 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Richards Funeral Home, 1440 Union Valley Road, West Milford, NJ. A private Catholic service will be held at the funeral home for family members, with burial to follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in West Milford, NJ. In lieu of flowers, donations in Marion’s memory can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association (www.alz.org).
Kline, Stanley P., 88, passed away Tuesday, November 27, 2018. Son of the late Alexander and Hazel (Weademan) Kline, and husband of the late Marilyn Rose (Esposito) Kline, he was a West Milford resident for 58 years. He worked as a Machinist for his company Tachometer Inc., was a US Navy Veteran serving in Korea, and was a member of the West Milford Lion’s Club. Surviving are daughters Linda Rose DeMartino, husband David, of West Milford, and Diane Marie Campanello, husband Steve, of Vernon, and grandchildren Daniel, Joseph, Michelle and Brittany. Visitation Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 2-5 PM with service at 4:30 PM. Private disposition. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the West Milford Lion’s Club P.O. Box 100, West Milford, NJ 07480. Leaver, Gary F., 69, husband of Debra (Grassi), on Saturday, November 3, 2018. Born in Jersey City, Mr. Leaver resided in Riverdale for 42 years. He was a former Fire chief in Riverdale and had been employed as a Union Sheet Metal Worker for Local 25 in Carlstadt. Along with his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Stephanie Kaulfers (husband, Eric), and a son, Scott (companion, Roberta) both of Oak Ridge, brothers, Walter Jr. of NC and Tim of FL, sister, Joan Millan of Wantage and three grandchildren, Felicia, Angelica and Anthony Michael. Visitation, Friday 2-4 & 7-9 PM at Richards Funeral Home, Inc., 4 Newark-Pompton Tpke, Riverdale. Funeral Mass, Saturday 12 PM at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Pompton Plains. Interment First Reformed Church Cemetery, Pompton Plains. In lieu of flowers, donations to Riverdale PBA Local 335, 91 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Riverdale, NJ 07457 would be appreciated.
Long, Alice R., (Czeczuga), 73, of Hewitt for thirty nine years formerly of Cliffside Park passed away November 16, 2018. Mrs. Long worked as a dispatcher for Verizon in Morris Plains before retiring. Beloved wife of Kenneth Long. Loving mother of Kerry Metzger and her husband Michael, and Kelly Flynn Graves both of Hewitt. Sister of Anthony, Raymond and Paul Czeczuga, Annette Czeczuga Hall and Irene Sardone. Grandmother of Ava Graves, Maggie, Gracie and Sadie Metzger. Predeceased by a sister Maryann and brother Edward Czeczuga. Visiting hours Monday 2-4 and 6-8 pm at Richards Funeral Home, 1440 Union Valley Rd. West Milford. Funeral mass Tuesday 10:30 am at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, Hewitt. Interment Cedar Heights Cemetery, West Milford.
Lucyk, Kirk A., 59, passed on Saturday, November 3, 2018. Born in Paterson, Mr. Lucyk was a lifelong resident of Pompton Lakes. He had been self-employed for Cranial Solutions in Pompton Lakes. He is survived by his mother, Palma Lucyk (Lupo) of Pompton Lakes, sons, Taylor and Dylan, brother, Dr. Mark Lucyk (wife, Elizabeth) of W. Hartford, CT., nephews, aunts and cousins. Visitation Thursday 4-8 PM at Richards Funeral Home, Inc., 4 Newark-Pompton Turnpike, Riverdale. Funeral Mass, Friday 11 AM at St. Mary’s Church, Pompton Lakes. Interment. George Washington Cemetery, Paramus.
Monks, Mabel passed away on November 27, 2018 at the age of 92. She was pre-deceased by her husband Coit and 2 sisters, Marge and Thelma. She also leaves behind her loving family, daughter Maryanne Crowther and John Baumgaertel, 2 beloved grandchildren, Robert and wife Kate and Jessica Crowther, sister Madeleine and 6 nieces and nephews. Mabel was a retired Pompton Lakes Board of Education employee, proud Order of the Eastern Star Pompton Chapter past matron, and has been a member of OES Mountainview Chapter, Daughter of the American Revolution Hester Schuyler Colfax Chapter, secretary of the Pompon Lakes Golden Agers and Grace United Methodist Church in Wyckoff, NJ. Mabel loved gardening, cooking, baking, crocheting, knitting, craft work and traveling with these groups and her cherished family. There will be a graveside service and interment at Laurel Grove Cemetery on Monday December 3, 2018 at 11AM. In lieu of flowers, grateful donations may be made to Pompton Lakes First Aid Squad. Arrangements entrusted to Richards Funeral Home, Inc., Riverdale.
Plunkett, Ann Patricia (Lynch), 83, of West Milford, New Jersey passed away November 14, 2018. She was preceded in death by her parents, Francis P. Lynch and Kathryn B. (Hickey). She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Gerald R. Plunkett, her sister Virginia Richards (Bud) and her many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews. Ann was born in Bay Ridge in Brooklyn, New York on March 30th, 1935. She graduated from Tenafly High School in 1952 and Fairleigh Dickinson University in 1958. Ann was a teacher at St. Cecilia’s School for 17 years and was a parishioner at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church. Visitation Sunday, November 18, 2018 from 2-4 PM. The Funeral Mass will be offered at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church,1911 Union Valley Road, Hewitt, NJ on Monday, November 19, 2018 at 10:30 AM. Interment will be at Saint Joseph’s Cemetery 454 Germantown Road, West Milford, NJ immediately following the mass.
Somma, Josephine Anne, (Lehe), passed away Friday November 30, 2018, she was 75. A resident of West Milford for 35 years, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Josephine (Murray) Lehe and the beloved wife of the late Michael Somma Sr. She had been employed as a bill collector for Check Plus in Ringwood and was also a member of the West Milford Elks Club. Surviving are daughters Linda Benway, husband Tom, of Conway SC, Denise Moran, husband Anthony, of Wharton, NJ, and Jean Townsend, husband David, of West Milford, sister Frances Muniz of Lewes, DE, 11 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Josephine was also predeceased by son Michael Jr., brothers Edward and Louis Lehe, and sister Lorraine Hutton. Visitation Monday, December 3, 2018 from 4-8 PM at Richards Funeral Home, 1440 Union Valley Road, West Milford, NJ 07480. Mass Tuesday, December 4, at 10:00 AM at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, 1911 Union Valley Road, Hewitt, NJ 07421. Burial following at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, 454 Germantown Road West Milford. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the West Milford Elks Club, 1860 Union Valley Road, West Milford, NJ.
Stalbaum, Scott passed away on November 30, 2018 at age 31. He grew up in West Milford and graduated from West Milford High School in 2005. He received a scholarship to Monmouth University after HS graduation. He attended Monclair State University after that, where he graduated with a BS in Mathematics. After college he was employed by Vitro Com Mfg. in Mountain Lakes. Scott loved all sports especially baseball & football. He excelled in Varsity baseball while in high school and enjoyed coaching little league baseball also. He was friendly, fun loving and warm hearted with an amazing sense of humor and was an avid Dallas Cowboy fan! He enjoyed fishing and playing golf with his buddies. Scott took a great interest in carpentry also, which lead to his employment with Nicon Construction, LLC . He will be missed deeply by his family and friends. Beloved son of Ralph & Lynne, brother of Brian Griffith, wife Maribel & niece Kassie and cherished grandson of Edward Doremus. Survived by Aunts, Uncles, cousins and loving friends: Rita, John & Jason Kirkpatrick, AnnMarie & Darryl Callahan, Michael, Dennis & Sean Colligan, Susan (Doremus) & Leo Sozzi, Thomas & Betsy Doremus ….. and the Love of his Life, Charlene Pappas. Predeceased: Grandmother Arlene Doremus, Uncle Edward Doremus, Grandparents, Marjorie & Ralph Stalbaum, Sr. Celebration of Life ceremony: Richards Funeral Home, Thurs., Dec. 6, 5:00-8:00 pm. Service at Richards Funeral Home: Friday, Dec. 7 at 10:00 am. Burial following at St Joseph's Cemetery.
Waldron, James H. Jr., 95 years old, passed away on November 8, 2018, in Florida. Born in Paterson, NJ, to the late James H. Sr. and Florence (Mentnech), he lived in Wayne, NJ for many years before moving to West Milford, NJ in 1963 with his family. He was a United States Navy Veteran during WWII. James graduated from Stevens Institute of Technology as an Electrical Engineer. He worked for many companies and also was self-employed. He was a proud member of the IBEW Local 102. He was a member of the West Milford Presbyterian Church, a member of the F&A Masons, West Milford Square Club, West Milford Elks, Shriners and the VFW. James is pre-deceased by his wife Doris (Cameron). He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth, devoted father to James A. (Rip) and his wife Carol. Daughters, Lynn Oblinger and husband Ron, Cindy Mooney and Jeanne McCann and stepchildren Roderick Schertler and Elizabeth Papay, as well as 9 grandchildren, 3 step-grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. He loved life and was proud of his family. He was an avid tennis player and sports fan and captained many “Lad-E-Buc” boats he owned throughout his years. Family will receive friends on Friday, November 16, 2018 at Richards Funeral Home, 1440 Union Valley Road, West Milford, NJ from 2-4 & 7-9 PM. Funeral service on Saturday, November 17 at 10 AM. Burial will follow at Cedar Lawn Cemetery, Paterson, NJ. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Passaic Valley Hospice, 783 Riverview Drive, Suite 2, Totowa, NJ 07512.
Wiertz, Ralph, 60, passed on Tuesday, November 13, 2018. Born in Paterson, Mr. Wiertz resided in Ogdensburg. He had served in the Air Force and had been employed as a lab technician at RS Microwave, Butler. He is survived by a brother, Arthur of KS and companion, Judith Bowen of Ogdensburg. Memorial Visitation, 3-5 PM, Tuesday, November 27, 2018 Richards Funeral Home, 4 Newark-Pompton Tpke, Riverdale. Memorial Services, Tuesday, 3:30 PM & 4:30 PM.
Zielinski, Kenneth D., 73 on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Born in Bayonne, NJ, he was the son of the late Frank and Anne (Orlowski) Zielinski. A lifelong resident of Bayonne, Kenneth was employed as a food mixer for Best Foods in Bayonne and was an avid member of the Bayonne Elks. Survived by a brother, Gary of Hewitt, NJ. Public visitation on Monday, November 12 from 5-8PM at Richards Funeral Home, 1440 Union Valley Road, West Milford, NJ 07480. Burial Holy Name Cemetery, Jersey City, NJ.